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Youth leaders from campuses across Canada in Ottawa for Oxfam Summit

Youth leaders from campuses across Canada in Ottawa for Oxfam Summit

August 20, 2014

Ottawa – Oxfam Canada’s National CHANGE Summit – an annual opportunity for youth leaders and campus members to come together – will be taking place in Ottawa from August 21-24.

The Summit gives delegates the chance to learn about women’s rights, international development and develop skills to take informed action on their campuses and in their communities.

Delegates from coast to coast will come together to attend sessions and workshops developed by current and alumni campus members, as well as staff and special guests.

Zoe Luba, delegate and member of Oxfam’s Mount Allison campus group, said: “I can’t wait to further strengthen my passion for world change and meet other like-minded youth leaders. Oxfam’s “Change” summits never fail to inspire and energize me.”

The Summit will be a launching point for a year of dedicated campus action, and a chance for amazing community leaders to learn from one another and strengthen their ties to Oxfam.

In addition to conferences and workshops, delegates will be marching in the Ottawa Pride Parade on August 24th, and participating in an interactive discussion with community leaders such as CBC’s Kady O’Malley and Member of Parliament Paul Dewar.

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For more information
and for interviews with youth leaders and delegates, contact:

Melanie Gallant
613-240-3047
*protected email*

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

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